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    Trying to Improve Performance of my Remora Pro

    I have the AquaC Remora Pro. It came with a Mag 3. Has anyone tried a Mag 5 or 7 on this skimmer and if so did it improve results or cause other problems i.e. bubbles in the tank?

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    I have a Mag5 on my Remora.

    Will be upgrading to a Mag7.

    The skimmer is in my sump and I do not have bubbles. I know many have.

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    check this out, very informative
    We need more Indians!

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    We need more Indians!

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    So I read the article and it gave me an idea. I attached a dial-in air pump to the air intake of my CSS, the thing is now producing foam at what I would estimate as twice the rate as before...

    everytime I read something by Calfo I get an idea, and more often then not it's an improvement :-D
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    Wow twice the rate - that's awesome mickyfin. I decided to upgrade to a Mag 5 for my Pro. I thought about the 7 but didn't want to get into any mods and feel like I don't really need it on my 55 gallon. Thanks for the thread steve666 - but man that was a long read - 25 pages.

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    Originally posted by mickyfin
    I attached a dial-in air pump to the air intake ...
    What do mean by dial-in?
    20 g reef, 72 g reef

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    An adjustable air pump. With dials on it.

    Alas it was too good to be true Bubble production was through the roof, but every few minutes the skimmer water level would "collapse". Not sure why, maybe too much air in the skimmer, but I'm back to running it stock.

    Oh well.
    Don't Panic Feel free to visit my blog -> Internet Tough Guy.

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    Well I upgraded my Remora Pro from a Mag 3 to a Mag 5. I have to say I'm disappointed with the result. I spent close to $100 on the new pump and can't honestly say that it has noticeably increased the efficiency of the skimmer. I thought it may take some time but it has now been a couple of weeks since the upgrade. I'm kicking myself for not going directly to a Mag 7.

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    Originally posted by mickyfin
    An adjustable air pump. With dials on it.

    Alas it was too good to be true Bubble production was through the roof, but every few minutes the skimmer water level would "collapse". Not sure why, maybe too much air in the skimmer, but I'm back to running it stock.

    Oh well.
    Coz when u have positive air pressure going into the skimmer (from ur air pump), it'll, at times, suffocate the skimmer pump, so to speak. The skimmer pump losses some sucking and so your water level suddenly drops.
    Hardwares: 50G reef tank, 30G sump & ~55lb Indo/Fiji LR. Finnex 36"x4 T5 lights, Coralife Superskimmer 220g, Mag9.5 return and SEIO820+MJ600 PH.
    Corals: zoosss, mushrooms, hammer, torch, fogsprawn, blasto, crocea clam, RBTA
    Fish: Percular clown PJ cardinal, royal gramma, yellow watchman goby, 3x chromis.

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